The release date for Peaky Blinders series 4 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Peaky Blinders Series 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC Two has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in the end of 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
About the show
Peaky Blinders is a period criminal drama television series created and written by Steven Knight. The series has been on the air since 2013 and is currently in its third series that premiered on May 5, 2016. Caryn Mandabach, Greg Brenman, Jamie Glazebrook and Frith Tiplady also executive produce alongside Knight. Peaky Blinders hails from Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions.
The series follows the exploits of the Shelbys, a gangster family and is set in Birmingham, England following WWI. The two antagonists are the ambitious gang boss Tommy Sheddy (Cilian Murphy) and Chief Inspector from Belfast Chester Campbell (Sam Neill). It resembles the film Once Upon a Time in America in its scale, sensitivity and ambiance.
Ratings and chances of renewal
The criminal drama originally premiered to over 3 million UK viewers, and the third series lost practically none of the audience, with 2.95 million people tuning in to see the third series premiere. It did, however, lose almost 500,000 viewers between the first and the second episode of the current series, which may possibly attributed to poor sound quality in the indoor scenes, as some viewers have complained. Peaky Blinders has been garnering excellent reviews nonetheless, praising the brilliant actors, beautiful cinematography, meaningful dialogue and compelling storyline. There has been no news regarding Peaky Blinders series 4, so stay tuned and we`ll be sure to keep you informed when a relevant announcement is made.
Series 3 recap
On June 9, 2016 the 6-episode third series of Peaky Blinders has wrapped up on BBC Two. The shocking finale featured the Shelby family`s bad deeds coming back around at them when Tommy reveals that he has struck a deal. Michael (Finn Cole) is almost overpowered by Father Hughes, the evil priest, but manages to pull out a knife and send him to the grave. Another riveting scene, arguing the strongest in this tightly written, breathtaking episode, takes place when Alfie Solomon is revealed as the information leak, and has to face Tommy. Critics complain that the storyline has become overly complicated in the third series, the pace is too fast, and that Tommy Shelby`s entry into high society through his marriage to Grace has made him a less relatable character. The third season finale, however, has been almost universally praised for its intensity and surprising twists. As of now, Peaky Blinders has been renewed for two further series, with no details revealed of any storyline developments, cast changes, or release dates, so please stay tuned for further information.
UPDATED May 26, 2016: BBC`s critically acclaimed gangster drama series Peaky Blinders has just been renewed for two further installments. Series 4 and 5 will contain six episodes each and will once again be written by Stephen Knight. Netflix has the US rights to the first three series of the show, and it is very likely to follow suit and stream the upcoming chapters as well. Considering the declining ratings, BBC`s decision is a strong expression of faith in the creative team, and both the fans and the creators are grateful for the chance given to the already popular series to develop its full potential. Sign up for our automatic updates and we`ll inform you of the release date for the upcoming series and other important developments.
UPDATED October 21, 2016: While it`s no news that Peaky Blinders, BBC Two`s hit gangster period drama, has already been renewed for a fourth and fifth series, the less inspiring news is that the fans will have to endure a long wait before series 4 hits the screens. Producers revealed that the series will go into production in March, meaning that the earliest the series can possibly be back with its fourth installment is late 2017. Hopefully, the hiatus will not last much longer than that. Stay tuned, and we will inform you when any news regarding a confirmed release date becomes available.